People & Places



It may have been the start of winter but there was definitely no time for me to hibernate as June was an absolutely jam-packed month! By definition the winter months are designed for chilling out (pun intended) and loads of down time to rejuvenate because who wants to go out while it’s fricken freezing right? It seems like I didn’t get the memo though…

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I went to a concert every weekend which hasn’t happened since February, and even then that’s so rare! June started off with a bang and a weekend away to Sydney to see New Order with the Australian Chamber Orchestra performing at the Opera House as part of the Vivid festival. I have no words for the amazing show they put on. They synthed rocked me to my very core and rendered me speechless. Sheer awesomeness!

The following week was Richard Marx who made all my childhood mullet-haired dreams come true and then next up was Steel Panther who were fabulous but I managed to get peed on. Yep, you heard that right, PEED ON! That’s a story for another night. Last but not least was Bernard Fanning at the NGV, which was an intimate gig and Q&A session amongst the art work. It was really very civilised and a gorgeous way to end the month long music fiesta.

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Whilst in Sydney you can bet your sweet ass I went to Sephora and stocked up on necessities. I had my make-up done by one of the resident MUAs and she did a fabulous job of recreating the look I was after (above). I splurged on DiorShow Mascara, which y’all know about, and I may have also purchased the most expensive Dior lip gloss ever but my god it’s so pretty!


I love a good hotel bath robe!

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Let’s just say I ate and drank this month like I was competing for Australia!! So many delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners out with friends and family, as well as copious amounts of cocktails and champers (my Snapchat is a testament to that!). I’ve been considering doing Dry July to combat all of the booze but then I came to my senses and won’t be doing that (have you met me?). I’ll just vow to make July a little more sober.

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Vivid Festival lights upon the Sydney Opera House // This gorgeous piece really spoke to me at the NGV


I don’t know what it is about 2016 but I have not been going to the cinema as much I usually do. I think I’ve only seen a handful of movies these past 6 months and I’m a little disappointed. There’s nothing I love more than the thrill of the big screen, the dim lights and the smell of popcorn as you’re immersed into make believe for two hours or so but I’ve just been super slack and lazy and preferring to stay at home watching TV if I have a spare couple of hours to myself.

I did, however, manage to catch The Conjuring 2 with my niece, who also loves scary movies too (I’m so proud!) and we both thought it was sufficiently scary.

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 Being such a busy month I haven’t read as much as I would’ve liked to, which is always a bummer. I did finish the Rick Springfield book and I’m soooo close to finishing Stephen King’s Finders Keepers. I’m so anxious to finish and then start the third book in the trilogy; End of Watch.

Alas the same goes with all my favourite blogs, but I did spot these cool posts:

  • I am in dire need of booking in my next holiday and these glamping destinations looks AH-mazing!
  • I’m not sure if you know this but I’m a major WORD NERD and this list of 21 words DOES speak to my soul. In fact, you could say that the post was a trouvaille!
  • What is it about winter that makes you want to eat ALL of the food? This recipe for Hula Pie makes me want to dive head first into it.

How was your June dollface?

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